Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Cliches of Photography #'s 7, 8, 9


mikepeters said...

Teeny Tiny Shrunken Cities.............

Naked young women self-portraits!
Rich white kids who look depressed / disaffected!
Colorful doorways and windows!

rcoda said...

A cliché (from French, pronounced [kli'ʃeɪ]), or cliche, is a saying, expression, or idea which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning, rendering it a stereotype, especially when at some earlier time it was considered distinctively meaningful or novel. The term is likely to be used in a negative context. It is frequently used in modern culture to reference an action or idea which is expected or predictable, based on a prior event. (from Wikipedia)

Will all this stuff stand the test of time? I seriously doubt it.

TonyD said...

howabout fashion shots of young people attempting to stand provocatively in front of a white background

Unknown said...

The tiny town effect is interesting to me, not the pictures themselves but the fact that we get the impression of tininess from them. People don't seem to see them as just pictures with a extremely shallow depth of field, as they are in fact. Have we really seen so many pictures of model train sets that we go right to that connection? I'll admit I have. Cliche? Sure, I think so, but we all have our own lists of trends we find annoying.